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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋmɒrtәˏfaI 〕


〔 ˊmɒːtifai 〕

Overview of verb mortify

The verb mortify has 4 senses

  • mortify -- (practice self-denial of one's body and appetites)

  • mortify, subdue, crucify -- (hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh")

  • humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase -- (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss")

  • necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate -- (undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed")